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i sometimes get sad but is that enough to need to take estrogen to prevent postpartum depression?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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No: Postpartum baby blues are common. They last only a few days and can cause crying, etc but should not lead to decreased appetite, etc. Postpartum depression is more serious and lingers. Estrogen is not used to treat postpartum depression. You need to talk to your doctor.
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 20 years experience
Have you considered: A short course of acupuncture? Have found this quite helpful for many of my patients.
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
Sad or depressed?: It is unclear if you are having enough symptoms of depression to make it advisable to take measures (whether hormonal or prophylactic medication) to prevent postpartum depression. Getting sad periodically is normal, especially if there is a reason. In order to address this individually, see a mental health professional with expertise in perinatal issues.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Ppd: Sadness by itself is not indicative of major depression. If u r having other vegetative symptoms such as changes in energy/sleep/appetite, u need evaluated by a mental health doctor for further tx recommendations.

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